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J.A. Grierson read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Oxford, England and completed a Master of Creative Writing at AUT. She is a published author of non-fiction. 


Rivers Ran Red is her debut novel. The Last of the Romans trilogy is a fast-paced saga, based on fact, that unravels not only how and why Rome fell but what it felt like to live through its collapse.


"... a brilliantly described re-enactment of real historical characters intimately involved in this massive and decisive struggle. Told with all of the literary finesse of the finest historical novels and as gripping as Game of Thrones."

Patric Hale, historian and author

Dominic Godfrey reads to us from Rivers Ran Red.

This week's biggest-selling New Zealand books, as recorded by the Nielsen BookScan New Zealand bestseller list and described by ReadingRoom literary editor Steve Braunias.

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